Itineraries & News

Experience the American West in the Vail Valley

When exploring the Vail Valley, you will find that the legacy and history of both the American West along with the Valley itself surrounds you. While visiting our small towns, you may see original architecture that nods to the Bavarian ski villages Vail was modeled after. Or when you stop by a local restaurant, you’ll...

An Adventurer’s Paradise: Must See and Do’s in the Vail Valley

Surround yourself with the Valley’s beauty Scale mountain tops, sleep under the stars, and experience the wilderness. The Vail Valley has hiking trails and camping sites galore, all ready for you to explore. The Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance provides information and recommendations about our local trails. For an immersive experience, take your backpack and...

Favorite Vail Valley Keepsakes

The Vail Valley is a place unlike any other, offering everything from adventure to ultimate relaxation, and helping you make memories that will last a lifetime. What better way to commemorate your time in the Valley than with a keepsake (or a few)? Here’s how you can take Colorado home with you with local products...

The Best Things to Do in Vail

From Sarah Kuta, Lonely Planet Writer.  See the article on Lonely Planet here. While Vail is justly beloved for its skiing and snowboarding terrain, there’s much more to this Colorado mountain town than just snow sports. Whether you crave a big, bold adventure in the Rockies or prefer an afternoon of posh pampering, the Vail Valley offers vacationers a...

Magic of Lights

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FUN EVENTS AT MAGIC OF LIGHTS VAIL! We’re open nightly at 5pm through January 2nd. Visit magicoflightsvail.com for tickets and more information.  TINCUP MOUNTAIN WHISKEY TASTINGS Tue 12/21 – Sun 12/26 VISIT FROM SANTA Tue 12/21 & Wed 12/22 | 5pm-8pm *Visits with Santa will be handled on a first come,...

Second Favorite Ski Runs (Because Who Would Share Their First)

Ask any local what their favorite ski run is and you’ll get some variation of “my favorite run is… and there’s no way I’m sharing it on a blog post!” Because it is unlikely that any true ski town local will ever honestly share their favorite – we’re going to explore our staff’s second favorite...

Off the Beaten Path: Leaf Peeping in the Vail Valley

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Vail Valley and take in the sights of the golden Aspen trees against the majestic mountain backdrop. While Vail and Beaver Creek have their charm, Minturn and Red Cliff are the prime places to visit as you take a scenic drive or hike to admire the change...

Amazing Spas & Activities for Thriving Wellness Vacations in Vail Valley

For an approach to well-being that includes body, mind and spirit, incorporate Vail Valley’s natural splendor and cultural offerings with spa treatments for a truly holistic mix. More than ever, wellness vacations are a high priority for health-conscious travelers. A getaway to Vail Valley, with access to top spas and fun, health-boosting activities, is a...

Rugged and Romantic: Get Swept Away in Vail Valley

Vail Valley’s dramatic landscape lends itself to a range of activities and experiences that will sweep you off your feet in more ways than one. From Rocky Mountain outdoor adventures to romantic escapades, there are no limits to what’s possible in a setting this lofty and lovely.  Surrounded by soaring peaks, Vail Valley is home...

Treasure Trove of Family Vacation Ideas for Vail Valley

Family vacations are irreplaceable times that bring crews together for real relaxation and authentic experiences that are long remembered. Dialing in lodging and activities that suit specific age groups and the whole posse is the key to keeping enthusiasm soaring. And what about furry friends who is part of the tribe? Many Vail Valley properties...